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Community Pulse - July 17, 2020


Can you share a helpful 'life hack' you engage in regularly that makes your life just a little bit easier?

Downtown Pleasanton

Martha Jensen


I got an Instant Pot as that allows me to go from freezer to table in about an hour or so, so I can quickly make whatever I feel like eating. I also do a major grocery shopping trip once a month to always have plenty of staples on hand. I'm an essential worker, so I can't risk getting sick.

Lisa Miller

Child care provider for an essential worker

I accept the realities of life by being easy-going and just going with the flow. It makes life so much easier and more enjoyable than getting all stressed out, frustrated and angry all the time. My mantra is always, "It is what it is."

Bill Xenakis

Product manager

I consider the perfect meal to be popcorn, cheese and red wine. It's a great substitute for a very fancy and expensive meal, and it takes only moments, if that, to prepare.

Dan and Teresa Dilger

Finance and technology

We support our local businesses by ordering take-out food every single night, and buying other products from our downtown stores, because if we didn't have our local businesses, our downtown would not be a place where we'd be able to go to enjoy ourselves and meet up with friends.

Patrick Schiano

Stock and options trader

I discovered a great new job during my retirement that enables me to entirely eliminate driving and any kind of commute. I have been successfully trading stocks and options, and am making plenty of money doing it. I welcome the opportunity to help others do the same. Just look me up and call me.

—Compiled by Nancy and Jeff Lewis


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